Yea or Nay – Spring/Summer Trends


The new Spring/Summer 2018 clothes are appearing in stores, so I thought I’d do a post on what the new trends are and whether or not I’ll be wearing them.

White Outfits


I like the idea, and in hot countries I can think of nothing better than a head to toe white ensemble, but I’m not so sure it would be very practical in the UK as it’s rarely that dry and I’d never be able to keep a white outfit clean. At least not for long. I’d still give this one a Yea though, as it will give me a reason to dig out my white Armani jeans.

Vertical Stripes

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Now stripes I can go for. Especially vertical stripes. They are very forgiving and as long as you stay away from thick black and white, which can make you look like a referee or a zebra, then you can’t really go wrong. Shirts, t-shirts, suits, there are so many options and something for everyone. A definite Yea for this one.

Side Stripe Trousers

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I’m not too sure on these. Some can look o.k. and some look like a cross between jogging pants and tuxedo trousers. I used to have a pair of denim jeans with a black and white stripe down the leg and loved them, so I might go for it if I find the right pair. It’s a hesitant yes for now.

Tropical Print Shirts


These are always good for the summer, but I’m not sure they’re a good city look. I think the trick here is to stick to subtle and subdued colours rather than anything too gaudy. Another Yea, as long as the design is right.

Bucket Hats


This is one that everyone can go for. Prices range from the affordable to the ridiculously priced designer ones, but they’re all in essence the same hat. It’s just the materials and quality that differs. My partner loves them, so I’ll have to tell him he’s finally in fashion.


So much for Spring.


Well, I spoke too soon yesterday. I was so pleased that spring had arrived and I could put some lighter clothes on, then I wake up this morning to pouring rain. I’m not going to let it get me down though. I still wore my light jacket, because I’m a rebel. Puddles be damned!


Spring is finally here.

Spring is here at last. It has taken its time this year, as we’ve had some horrible weather lately. Today was the first day that I got a light jacket out to wear. It hasn’t exactly been warm, but at least it’s been dry.

This weekend is looking like it might be a good time to sort out my wardrobe and get my winter clothes put away for the summer. It will also be a good time for a clearout, as I have too many clothes and not enough storage.

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